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January 25th: “Ransford Rogers The Morristown Ghost of 1788-1789” and Schooleys Mountain Treasure

​​The true story of a clever magician who led groups of superstitious men of Morristown, New Jersey in futile attempts to retrieve gold and silver believed left behind by Tories after the American Revolution, left buried on the remote heights of Schooley’s Mountain with hobgoblins guarding the treasure….so believe Morristown’s….stout hearted men in 1788.  This is one of Morris County’s funniest history stories of the 18th century. 

German Valley Historical Marker

A new historic site marker was recently erected in Long Valley near the Zion Lutheran Church.  The marker was obtained by the Historical Society through the Morris County Heritage Commission with generous support from the Board of Chosen Freeholders.  A dedication is planned for 2014 as part of the celebration of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary. 

Images of America - Washington Township, Morris County

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series, Washington Township, Morris County, written by Historical Society members Elizabeth Guzenski, Charlotte Arndt and Juergen Arndt, is now available for purchase at the Museum for $21.99.  Be sure to get your copy. 

Upcoming Events

The Washington Township Historical Society will be awarding a scholarship to a graduating senior who lives in the township and plans to attend a two- or four-year college or university in the fall.

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